January 13th, 2012

Australia fumes over smoking kangaroos

By AFP
Medical XPress

BAT, which is battling Canberra over moves towards plain packaging in Australia, is selling its Winfield brand overseas with a picture of a kangaroo on the front and a map of Australia on the back.

It is also using the slogan “An Australian Favourite” and Attorney-General Nicola Roxon, the former health minister, is not amused.

“I think many Australians are going to be outraged that a big tobacco company all the way round the world is using Australia’s healthy lifestyle to market their deadly products,” she told reporters.

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